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The College Student's Guide to Safe Socialization

The College Student's Guide to Safe Socialization

Blacking out—becoming so drunk that you can’t remember some or all of the events that happened while you were drinking—is frequently portrayed in the media as a fairly common, harmless occurrence. In reality, it’s quite serious.

Laura Magerkurth
Published September 14, 2015
Adjusting to Life in the Dorms

Adjusting to Life in the Dorms

It’s almost impossible to live in the same space with someone for an entire semester and not feel annoyed with them at some point.

McKenzie Nevins
Published September 10, 2015
Dealing with Homesickness in College

Dealing with Homesickness in College

It's important to know how to manage your symptoms if and when the homesick blues affect you!

McKenzie Nevins
Published September 10, 2015
What to Expect on Your First Day of Class in College

What to Expect on Your First Day of Class in College

Ensure you make the most of your classes and professors, starting from your very first day of each course.

Maya Moritz
Published September 8, 2015
Fastweb Launches 2015-2016 Student Contributors Program

Fastweb Launches 2015-2016 Student Contributors Program

Discover, learn from and relate to articles written by students of all ages, from high school to graduate school, which share first-hand encounters with student issues that matter most.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 21, 2015
Is Studying Abroad Right for You?

Is Studying Abroad Right for You?

You don’t have to have the personality of a globetrotting 30-year-old to study abroad.

Maya Moritz
Published August 21, 2015
A Guide to Communicating Well with Your Teachers

A Guide to Communicating Well with Your Teachers

Communicating with your teachers doesn't have to be scary, in fact, it can be quite pleasant!

Madison Sheldrake
Published August 21, 2015
Stopping Senioritis Before It Starts

Stopping Senioritis Before It Starts

Seniors, stop your senioritis before it even starts!

Riley Harrison
Published August 21, 2015
Getting to Know Your New Roommate

Getting to Know Your New Roommate

This task doesn't have to be as scary as you think, it can actually be quite simple!

Bailey VanNatta
Published August 21, 2015
5 Ideas for Extra College Cash Flow

5 Ideas for Extra College Cash Flow

You can find unique ways to make extra money in college - you just have to think creatively!

Ashley Paskill
Published August 20, 2015
5 Ways Studying Abroad Will Change Your Life

5 Ways Studying Abroad Will Change Your Life

Study abroad is more than beneficial – it’s life-changing and in more ways than one.

McKenzie Nevins
Published August 20, 2015
4 Tips for Successfully Completing the Common Application

4 Tips for Successfully Completing the Common Application

The Common Application: three words familiar to every high school senior planning on going to college.

Aggie Kallinicou
Published August 20, 2015
7 Steps to Creating a Budget that Works for You

7 Steps to Creating a Budget that Works for You

Being responsible with your budget isn’t about not spending money, it’s about spending wisely.

Sonja Killebrew
Published August 18, 2015
5 Things You Shouldn’t Expect Freshman Year

5 Things You Shouldn’t Expect Freshman Year

Don't expect college to be anything. Accept the fact that it won't be exactly as you've been imagining, and that your first year may not be perfect.

Jamie Vincent
Published August 18, 2015
Don't Fret the Freshman 15

Don't Fret the Freshman 15

As long as college students are happy and healthy, what does it matter if they gain a little bit of weight?

Laura Magerkurth
Published August 18, 2015
Your Guide to Taking On a Summer Semester

Your Guide to Taking On a Summer Semester

Just like everything in college, there is a variety of options for where students can take the classes they’re interested in over the summer.

Laura Magerkurth
Published May 4, 2015
Spending Your Graduation Money Wisely

Spending Your Graduation Money Wisely

What should you do with all that graduation money?

Kaitlyn Specht
Published April 28, 2015
Summer Plan Suggestions for Students

Summer Plan Suggestions for Students

What's your goal this summer?

Maya Moritz
Published April 22, 2015
Should Friends Become Roommates?

Should Friends Become Roommates?

There’s no “right” answer, just varying opinions and debate on the question.

McKenzie Nevins
Published April 21, 2015
What I Wish I Had Been Told About the College Admissions Process

What I Wish I Had Been Told About the College Admissions Process

Benefit from these shared experiences!

Bailey VanNatta
Published April 15, 2015